Seals and Status

The volume will look at seals used by all members of society, from kings to fishmongers, and will examine the history of objects, with examples ranging from the medieval matrix with a classical gem showing the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius ...

Seals and Status

Seals and Status

For 7,000 years seals have functioned as signs of authority. This publication deals specifically with aspects of status in the history of seals, exploring this theme across a diverse range of cultural contexts--from the 9th century up to the Early Modern period, and, across the world, looking at Byzantine, European, Islamic and Chinese examples. These objects are united by the significant role they play in social status hierarchies, in the status of institutions, indications of power and finally in notions of relative status among objects themselves. In addition to their chronological and geographical diversity, these studies concentrate on many different phases of seal use. Therefore, together they highlight the importance of studying the full life cycle of seals, from the way in which they were made and used through to their cancellation, loss and sometimes destruction. The volume will look at seals used by all members of society, from kings to fishmongers, and will examine the history of objects, with examples ranging from the medieval matrix with a classical gem showing the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius to the 17th-century Providence Island matrix from America. This publication complements the British Museum's ongoing programme of the digitisation of the Museum's collection of medieval seal matrices which will widen access to this fascinating body of material.

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Seals and Status
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: John Cherry, Jessica Berenbeim, Lloyd De Beer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher:

For 7,000 years seals have functioned as signs of authority. This publication deals specifically with aspects of status in the history of seals, exploring this theme across a diverse range of cultural contexts--from the 9th century up to the Early Modern period, and, across the world, looking at Byzantine, European,
Status, Biology, and Ecology of Fur Seals
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: John P. Croxall, Roger L. Gentry
Categories: Northern fur seal
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher:

14 species summaries, 12 contributed papers and 5 rapporteurs' reports on fur seals throughout the world including the Pribilof Islands and Antarctica.
Report of the Workshop on the Status of Northern Fur Seals on the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, Held November 14-16, 1983, Seattle, Washington
Language: en
Pages: 50
Authors: Charles Winsor Fowler
Categories: Northern fur seal
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher:

Books about Report of the Workshop on the Status of Northern Fur Seals on the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, Held November 14-16, 1983, Seattle, Washington
Guadalupe Fur Seal, Status Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Charles Winsor Fowler
Categories: Northern fur seal
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher:

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An Assessment of the Status of Harbour Seals (Phoca Vitulina) in British Columbia
Language: en
Pages: 71
Authors: Peter F. Olesiuk
Categories: Harbor seal
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

Books about An Assessment of the Status of Harbour Seals (Phoca Vitulina) in British Columbia

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